Daughtry, Lzzy Hale Drop Powerful “Separate Ways” Music Video

Chris Daughtry Lzzy Hale

On Thursday (April 6) Daughtry, the rock band fronted by American Idol alum Chris Daughtry, and Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale unveiled the music video for their new single, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” today. The track debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ All Genres chart, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Journey’s original release of the song on January 5, 1983. The single has racked up millions of streams on YouTube and Spotify.

“This was an unexpected video in a lot of ways,” Chris admits. “I don’t think either of us, Lzzy or myself, were actually ‘dressed’ for a video shoot. We were basically just trying to get some b-roll to capture the studio experience of recording this track. But when we got the footage back, it was like, ‘Well… This looks way cooler than I expected, so… I guess we have a music video now?’ Haha. It was the most low-key, low-pressure video I’ve ever done.”

“There’s a magic that happens when you decide to do a project with people you’ve adored for years,” Hale adds. “We cultivated that chemistry into such a beautiful launch point, and ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ is the result of that friendship. Thank you to everyone for giving this song wings, and thank you to the incredible Daughtry for inviting me to fly alongside!”

Daughtry and Big Machine Label Group jointly released {Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”

An interesting tidbit: The press release for the video came from Big Machine Label Group, and it turns out that Chris’s independent label, Dogtree Records released the song under exclusive licence to the label. Is it a unique agreement, or will Chris licence more music to Big Machine? It explains how the song managed to get radio play. It’s next to impossible for indies to get their songs played on the radio.

The video comes on the heels of Daughtry’s sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall last week, where the band surprised fans with a performance of the duet, bringing Hale onstage as a musical guest. Daughtry continues their Dearly Beloved Tour in the states and overseas, with tickets and more information available at daughtryofficial.com.

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